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- (transitive, idiomatic) To summarise briefly
- Let me run through today's meeting for those who missed it.
2003, Joe Kraynak, The complete idiot's guide to computer basics, page 145:
- The following steps run you through a typical scanning operation using a flatbed scanner: ...
- (idiomatic, colloquial) To inform or educate someone, typically of a new concept or a concept particular to an organization or industry
2009, Jorge S. Olson, Build Your Beverage Empire, page 115:
- ... we'll run you through a very quick and abbreviated process from production through bottling.
- (idiomatic) To repeat something.
- We will run through scene 2 until we get it right.
- (idiomatic) To use completely, in a short space of time. Usually money.
- I ran through my wages in two days. Now I've got to live on next to nothing till Friday!
- To go through hastily.
- to run through a book
- (idiomatic) To pervade, of a quality that is characteristic of a group, organisation, or system.
- Fear of foreigners runs through that country at all levels of its society.
- (idiomatic) To impale a person with a blade, usually a sword.
- Make just one move, and I'll run you through, sir, without hesitation.
1676, Thomas Shadwell, The libertine: a tragedy : acted by His Royal Highness's servants, page 15:
- D. Lop." Offer to flinch, and I'll run you through. Offic.: Take their Swords, or knock 'em down.
- Of a waterway, to flow through an area.
- The Seine river runs through Paris.
- Used other than as an idiom: see run, through.
- The verb and particle are inseparable except in sense 6. (impale with a sword)